Puneet Kaur Dhillon recently posted a photo on Instagram and unintentionally hailed a firestorm of comments, assumptions, questions, and critiques about her personal life. In light of this, she shares her experience and thoughts about the Sikh community, American society, relationships, and LGBTQ issues.
."I believe the Sikh path teaches us to not only accept, but to learn from everyone equally, no matter religion, life experiences, gender, social norms, etc....The burden then lies on the individual to apply the principles and teachings to the current situation and times. Therefore, I believe it is not only the role demanded of a Sikh to stand up against social injustices, but also to be that safe haven for those who cannot find it elsewhere. Has it not always been taught to us, not only in principle, but also demonstrated throughout our history, that the persecuted can find safety and acceptance within our sangat? This is why I believe individuals who are targeted because of their sexuality, gender, or orientation should feel free of fear, fear that they will be rejected or punished, when in the presence of an individual/community that truly practices the Sikh way of life."
Read the her article in full at KaurLife.org. Link in bio.
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